Drone Operations Lead (m/f/d)



Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Drone Operations Lead (m/f/d)

Fly with us!

Skyflow is a dynamic startup disrupting the world of medical transportation with drone logistics. Our backers include the founders of Flixbus, SoundCloud and Cargo.One (among others). We transport medical goods between hospitals and labs by drone, replacing road transport. We're building a top-tier team passionate about drones, aviation and healthcare.
Embracing a culture of collaboration and continuous learning, we offer a fast-paced startup environment where your contributions matter. Join us on an exciting journey, bringing medical drone logistics to Europe to create a meaningful impact.
With offices in Berlin and Dublin, we're starting our operations in the Greater Frankfurt Area. If you're ready to soar to new heights, Skyflow is the place to be.
Skyflow is dedicated to fostering an inclusive and diverse work environment, welcoming individuals from a wide range of backgrounds such as BIPOC, LGBTIQA, and those with varied personal experiences and histories.

About the role

You will lead our team of drone pilots and ensure operations are always running smoothly. In this role, you will constantly develop operational strategies and improve efficiency. In addition, you’ll run daily operations, conduct various BVLOS flight missions and develop key operational procedures.
As Drone Operations Lead you will:
collaborate with stakeholders to refine operational procedures and policies.
lead and mentor junior team members.
plan and validate BVLOS missions in strict compliance with aviation regulations.
monitor the automatic flights of our aircrafts.
set up the ground-based infrastructure at the take-off and landing sites and conduct pre-flight checks.
be involved in testing and developing the operational procedures.

About you

To be successful in this role, you preferably have:
previous experience in drone operations, the aviation industry or other related fields.
A strong commitment to safety and security, with an emphasis on adhering to and enforcing strict safety protocols in drone operations.
already obtained the EASA A1-A3 license and completed the EU Specific Category course and examination. If not, you’ll be trained up to that level.
a proactive and independent working style and learning attitude with a diligent work ethic.
a high degree of adaptability and are energized by the prospect of contributing to a rapidly evolving startup. Your input will not just be operational but will also shape our strategic direction.
a great attitude and the ability to work collaboratively with others. Experience in leading or mentoring teams, even in an informal capacity, will be highly valued.
the flexibility to travel to different sites around the Greater Frankfurt Area.
excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and German.


You must:
be living in Germany.
have a valid work permit.
have a valid driving license.


You get to fly high-tech drone systems.
You work closely with the Skyflow Founders and will be part of the very beginning of a fast-growing tech startup.
You have the possibility to develop and implement your own ideas.
A competitive salary - we believe great work needs to be compensated accordingly (all genders receive equal pay for equal work).
28 days of vacation a year - because it’s important to switch off.
How to apply: Interested in flying with us? Email us your CV at jobs@flyskyflow.com.